1 “Where one spirit shines constantly and myriad thoughts are void” means the mind reaches “utmost quietness” spontaneously, and is “far into emptiness and grounded in quietude.” It is not difficult to do, so long as you follow the instructions, there is hope in reaching that state of mind.
2 Yet, you cannot remain in “utmost quietness,” because you lose the quietness as soon as a thought comes in. It occurs naturally. It is a condition that you may encounter, but cannot expect or seek.
3 As with everything else, haste makes waste. This applies to quiet sitting as well. The faster you want it to happen, the less you can achieve. You cannot skip the normal steps. Quiet sitting is a natural phenomenon.
4 As I said, “where one spirit shines constantly and myriad thoughts are void” is a natural phenomenon. Nonetheless, you may encounter it, but not force it to happen. Only those who have experienced it in person can understand. Personal experience is the effort that builds up over time.
The Anthro-Celestial Research College, the Anthro-Celestial Cultivation College, June 2, 1993